I live in my private residence – Gbajabiamila reacts to N21bn budget for renovation

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE

The Chief of Staff (CoS) of the President Tinubu, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reacted to reports making rounds that his office will get N21 billion from the 2024 Appropriation Bill.

It was reported that the former House of Representatives speaker will be getting the sum of N21 billion for renovation of his official residence.

According to the report, the sum of N10 billion was budgeted for the renovation of the Chief of Staff’s residence and N10.1 billion was also set aside for his computer software.

However, reacting to the reports on Wednesday evening, Gbajabiamila via his official X page said he lives in his private house.

His post read, “I have seen social media commentary regarding the 2024 Appropriation Bill, particularly the provisions under the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President.

“Owing to the erroneous nature of these reports, it has become necessary to clarify that there is no provision in the 2024 Appropriation Bill for the renovation of any residence for the Chief of Staff to the President. I live in my private residence.

“The sums mischievously quoted by online bloggers and fake news merchants are for renovating the Presidential Quarters in Dodan Barracks and the Vice President’s Lodge in Lagos, to overhaul the information management and communications facilities in the Presidency to meet modern standards and to provide vehicles for the staff of the Presidency.

“The sums proposed for these projects are clearly stated in the budget proposal and bear no resemblance to the deceptive online commentary.

This administration welcomes and encourages scrutiny of government expenditure; this is why the Budget proposal is publicly available. However, healthy public debate about government actions requires us to be responsible with our utterances and engage based on facts rather than insinuations and falsehoods.”

PLACE YOUR ADVERT HERE
Queen Ferry
Queen Ferry
Chinyere Treasure Ikechukwu also known as Queen Ferry, is a Nigerian business Executive, social media savvy Journalist and Content Editor with over seven years experience. She serves as the Vice-Chairman of Naijatraffic Limited. If Treasure is not researching/blogging, she will be making delicious delicacy.

Popular Related

Jagaban: The master strategist

Jagaban: "The Master Strategist" What most African politicians have mastered and perfected is the art of winning elections fraudulently. They are so good at this to...

Tinubu rewards Super Eagles with national award, plots of land, flats in Abuja 

President Bola Tinubu, has rewarded the Super Eagles of Nigeria with a national award, a piece of land and flats in the Federal Capital...

“The take-home pay for the average lawmaker is a far-cry from what people assume” – Deputy Speaker of HOR

The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Kalu on Monday featured in Channels Television "Politics Today" where he stated that...

Nigeria Customs Service suspends sales and distributions of rice after stampede leading to death of citizens

Following a stampede at the NCS Old Zonal Headquarters in the Yaba neighborhood of Lagos State on Friday that purportedly resulted in the deaths...

Rep setup constitution review committee, gives deadline for completion

The House Special Committee on Constitution Review was set up by the House of Representatives on Monday to review the 1999 Constitution. The exercise will...

Tinubu sacks five aviation CEOs, suspends NCAA boss

President Bola Tinubu yesterday, sacked five Chief Executive Officers in the aviation sector, replacing them with acting and substantive heads. The sacked CEOs include, Mr. Kabir...

Lagos Govt proposes completion date for Abiola-Onijemo Link road

The people of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area and Ojodu Local Government Area will have their road with bridge project completed by the end of...

Nigeria youths to be paid unemployment benefits by FG

The Federal Government has said it will commence payment to unemployed graduates with NCE and upwards through the Social Security Payment scheme. The Minister of...

NSCDC seeks information about parents of a boy found wandering in osun

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Osun state Command has seek information from members of the public concerning the parents or...

Imo Commissioner of Police positions officers for peaceful Protect

Imo state Police Commissioner, Danjuma Aboki, has stationed officers and men of the command across the state to prevent the protest from the Nigeria...